Barolo Arione

2015
Boglietti Barolo Arione label

6/750

Very Limited

Sourced from the nine southernmost rows of vines in Arione, which is the southernmost Cru in Serralunga. In Enzo's words, the vines of Arione produce his most "pinot-like" Barolo. He makes the point that there is a misconception that all Nebbiolo from Serralunga ends up masculine and sturdy, but the more you move South towards Roddino, the more finesse you end up with due to altitude change. That finesse reaches its apex on this steep, high elevation site. In addition, the soil here has a high content of sand and marine fossils; the vines were planted in 1999.

The grapes are sustainably farmed, picked by hand, and fermented with native yeasts. 70% new French, 30% used French oak barrels for 15 months. Blended and aged in used large French oak casks for an additional 15 months. Soil is sandstone and clay with layers of grey marl. 150cs made. 

 

91 points
"The Boglietti brothers, based in La Morra, have produced this single-vineyard wine from Serralunga since 2003. Like their other Barolos, it's aged initially in around 40% new barriques before further ageing in large casks. The nose is stylish, with fragrant raspberry and cherry aromas. The palate is suave and fleshy, with very ripe tannins, ample but not excessive alcoholic power and a long, peppery finish. Drinking Window 2021 - 2038"
Stephen Brook,
Decanter
, November 2018

SKU/Code: 
DB1850-15
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Nebbiolo